British troops kill three Afghan civilians

April 7, 2011 - 0:0

NATO troops have killed two civilians in a car crash near Afghanistan's capital Kabul, and have shot dead a third person to escape the scene of accident.

A military convoy identified as British crashed into a civilian vehicle on Wednesday, killing two women, a Kabul police spokesperson told Reuters.
Soon an angry crowd gathered around the scene of accident, pelting the NATO troops with stones.
The foreign forces then “started opening fire at the crowd and killed a civilian man,” the spokesman added.
A woman and her child were also wounded in the shooting spree.
The British convoy immediately left the scene but was chased and stopped on the western outskirts of the city by Afghan police.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has confirmed the incident, saying that it is “looking into it.”
According to a UN report, about 2,800 civilians were killed by foreign forces and militants in Afghanistan last year.
The figure was the highest since the start of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
About 150,000 foreign troops are stationed in the war-ravaged country.
The invasion of Afghanistan took place with the official objective of curbing militancy and bringing peace and stability to the country. Nine years on, however, Afghanistan remains unstable and civilians continue to pay the price.
(Source: Press TV)